There’s a good reason that JK Rowling is as beloved as her characters, and that seems to come from her innate ability to understand her readers and care about the stories they love. Rowling, who stepped away from writing about the world of Harry Potter several years ago to focus on crafting the interactive gift to her fans that is Pottermore, has popped up from time to time with fun new stories that feed her readers’ desire for more tales of the boy wizard. While she has stated that a full-length continuation for Harry Potter isn’t very likely, she’s spent some time revisiting the characters in shorter pieces for Pottermore.
One fun piece came out during the very-human live-action Quidditch World Cup, a game in which actual people run around a “pitch” with capes and brooms, reenacting the game from the world of Harry Potter. This real event has even become the stuff of pop culture, making its way into films and television, and Rowling delighted fans by writing commentary articles as though she was a sports reporter covering the event.
Today, Rowling will post a new piece to Pottermore in which she reunites Harry and his friends from Hogwarts as they convene to watch the 2014 Quidditich World Cup. All of the usual suspects are there, including their children, and tabloid reporter Rita Skeeter voices the article.
“The reappearance of the characters from the beloved Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, last seen together in the epilogue of the final book, will thrill fans worldwide, and offers a snapshot of the current lives of the former Hogwarts friends, as well as a tantalising glimpse into the next generation.
J.K. Rowling has been writing about Quidditch for Pottermore since March 2014. Her final Quidditch World Cup article for Pottermore will be published on July 11, and will be a report on the final between Brazil and Bulgaria – co-incidentally echoing the FIFA World Cup Final in Brazil just two days later.”
Here is a portion of the story that should captivate longtime fans of the franchise.
Dumbledore’s Army Reunites at Quidditch World Cup Final
By the Daily Prophet’s Gossip Correspondent, Rita Skeeter
There are celebrities – and then there are celebrities. We’ve seen many a famous face from the wizarding world grace the stands here in the Patagonian Desert – Ministers and Presidents, Celestina Warbeck, controversial American wizarding band The Bent-Winged Snitches – all have caused flurries of excitement, with crowd members scrambling for autographs and even casting Bridging Charms to reach the VIP boxes over the heads of the crowd.
But when word swept the campsite and stadium that a certain gang of infamous wizards (no longer the fresh-faced teenagers they were in their heyday, but nevertheless recognisable) had arrived for the final, excitement was beyond anything yet seen. As the crowd stampeded, tents were flattened and small children mown down. Fans from all corners of the globe stormed towards the area where members of Dumbledore’s Army were rumoured to have been sighted, desperate above all else for a glimpse of the man they still call the Chosen One.
The Potter family and the rest of Dumbledore’s Army have been given accommodation in the VIP section of the campsite, which is protected by heavy charms and patrolled by Security Warlocks. Their presence has ensured large crowds along the cordoned area, all hoping for a glimpse of their heroes. At 3pm today they got their wish when, to the accompaniment of loud screams, Potter took his young sons James and Albus to visit the players’ compound, where he introduced them to Bulgarian Seeker Viktor Krum.